Srivastava (1997) has mentioned following species of Malpighia with keys in India. All these are cultivated:
  1. Malpighia angustifolia L. (syn. of Malpighia linearis Jacq.)
  2. M. coccigera L.
  3. M. glabra L.
  4. M. punicifolia L. [var. obovata (syn. of Malpighia emarginata DC.), punicifolia (syn. of Malpighia glabra L. )]
  5. M. urens L. 
Srivastava, R.C. 1997. Malpighiaceae. In; Hajra, P.K., Nair, V.J. & Daniel, P. (Eds.) Flora of India vol-4 Malpighiaceae- Dechapetalaceae. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. pp. 1-38. 

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Malpighia coccigera L.ShrubPlains, Cultivated, Native of Tropical AmericaMatthew, 1999All districts
Malpighia glabra L.ShrubPlains, Cultivated, Native of Tropical AmericaFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983All districts
Malpighia heterantha WightShrubPlains, Cultivated, Native of Tropical AmericaFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983All districts
Malpighia punicifolia L.  = Malpighia glabra Shrub or Small TreePlains, Cultivated, Native of Tropical AmericaFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983Madurai


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Malpighia (‎Malpighiaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Malpighia (Malpighiaceae)

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
I have added list of species of Malpighia in India based on Srivastava (1997).
Thanks, ... Species at other links match with it.

Pl. go through Malpighia page with images of species in efloraofindia (done by ...).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.